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What can we help you with?
We help our clients navigate the complex maze of federal, state and local requirements in conducting background investigations and avoid the legal risks associated with using consumer reports in hiring.
Affirmative Action /OFCCP Compliance
The OFCCP has intensified its enforcement of laws requiring federal contractors to show that they are not discriminating against employees or job applicants and are engaging in good-faith efforts to ensure equal employment. We advise you on matters related to Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Defense Base Act, Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, and False Claims Act. We assist in complying with detailed recordkeeping, conducting sophisticated data analyses and gaining a thorough understanding of the accompanying affirmative action regulatory requirements enforced by the OFCCP. We also create Affirmative Action Plans.
Discrimination and Harassment
We are experienced in defending organizations in matters brought by the EEOC or state agencies. We can craft your position statements to the EEOC or develop effective approaches to defend against any EEOC litigation.
We regularly help clients design, document, review, and operate all types of ERISA and non-ERISA plans and arrangements, including health and welfare, retirement, supplemental retirement, employment, incentive bonus and severance program
We draft and revise your organization’s employment contracts to ensure that both you and your employee have a clear understanding of what is expected during the term of employment. A well-written employment contract can serve to eliminate legal disputes which may arise at a later date. If desired and legally prudent, we can also add a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) and/or non-compete clause (NCC) to the employment contract. An NDA prohibits the employee from disclosing confidential and proprietary company information. An NCC keeps an employee from joining or starting a similar enterprise that would compete with your company.
Employment Practices Audit
Audits provide a deterrent to litigation and can serve as a cornerstone of a company’s “good faith defense” in future litigation. Moreover, the cost of an audit is well below that of protracted litigation.
Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of workplace investigations and will use their expertise to advise, support, oversee, or conduct investigations of misconduct within your organization.
Commercial Lease Agreements
We create, revise and/or review business leasing agreements to ensure our clients understand their rights and responsibilities under the contract. We also negotiate agreements to add favorable clauses and eliminate hidden costs.
We serve as franchise ownership advisors and assist potential and current franchisees in understanding their franchise disclosure documents and agreements. We explain to our clients which clauses of their franchise agreement can negotiate in their favor as well as their obligations to the franchisor.
Trademark and Copyright
We offer a full range of trademark and copyright services to entrepreneurs and established businesses. We assist clients with trademark clearance searches, trademark application preparation, trademark monitoring & assignment and online trademark infringement
Our tax attorneys are experts, each holding a Masters of Law (LLM) in taxation. Their experience gives our clients a strategic advantage when navigating through the nuanced procedures and structure of government agencies. We help our clients with everything from yearly business tax filing and maximizing deductions to complex tax disputes and audits.